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The Concert of Europe: The Rise and Fall of the First United Nations


Two hundred years ago, diplomats from the Great Powers of Europe were redrawing the map of Europe. In April, Napoleon Bonaparte had abdicated, the French Empire defeated. 1,268 more words

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Wiener kongress By drawn by Jean Baptiste Isabey (1767-1855); copper engraving by Jean Godefroy (1771-1839) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons


Everything had fallen apart for Sergo. Bloody Sunday felt like yesterday to him. He shook his head. Four years had passed, and what had been accomplished? 462 more words

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Russia, Lenin, And The Battle For Modern Ukraine

It won’t surprise any long-time readers here that I was not a supporter of the recent “Euromaidan” revolution in Ukraine. I have written on the unconstitutionality of the election of President Poroshenko… 511 more words


WWI and the end of Empires

Last July it was the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I. BBC has launched a very good documentary series (37 days… 492 more words

Austrian-Hungarian Empire

This Is Why I Love Serbia

Long-time readers of this blog will know that I’m a huge Serbophile. (My spellchecker is telling me that’s not a word, but I say it is.) I’ve never been to Serbia, but I really want to go, as I’m a great admirer of the Serbian language and Serbian people. 200 more words


Anna Anderson: Resurrecting Anastasia

1920, Berlin. A young woman jumps into a canal, only to be saved by a passing police-man. Her body bears the marks of violence. After a brief stint at a local asylum and months and months of refusals to reveal her true identity,  the troubled young woman begins to claim she is, in fact, the lost Russian Princess Anastasia Romanov. 381 more words